Transportation Overview

  • Student Transportation Overview

    The Southern York County School District school bus transportation system is a massive operation. In a district of 66 square miles, 43 vehicles (including 27 buses, 6 mini-buses, 2 lift mini-bus, and 8 nine-passenger vans) transport approximately 3,000 students to various district and non-public schools. On each school day, these vehicles travel over 2,600 miles providing services for preschool students, educational field trips, athletic trips, activity buses, and special education classes. Each student is required by the Board of Education to adhere to the rules of conduct outlined in their student handbook and School District Policy #810. Non-compliance with these rules will result in consequences including the loss of bus riding privileges and/or suspension. Book bags, back packs, projects, and musical instruments are permitted on the bus; however, for the safety of our students, they must be of size and weight suitable for being held on the lap of the students. 

    First Student, Inc. aids the Southern York County School District in maintaining the safety of its students by obtaining video and audio recordings of all behavior on its buses.  As a result, students and their parents/guardians are informed that they should not expect any conversations or behavior to be exempt from this recordation.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to the Student Transportation Office by phone at 235-4811 ext 7350.

    Description of Fleet:

    • 27 Full-size buses
    • 6 Mini-buses
    • 2 Wheelchair mini-bus
    • 8 Nine-passenger vans


    • 2600 miles per day
    • 66 square miles

    Service provided for:

    • 3000 SYCSD students to five buildings
    • 71 private school students to six schools